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Daily Quiz #1210

General Knowledge Quiz for 11 May 2012

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1

In 1988, 290 people were killed when an Iranian airliner was shot down by a ship belonging to what navy?

A
Iraq
B
USA
C
UK
D
Australia
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2

Which Pope was elected in 2005?

A
Pope Urban VIII
B
Pope Benedict XVI
C
Pope Gregory XIII
D
Pope Pius VI
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3

What does "VAT" stand for in Britain?

A
Value Added Tax
B
Variable Angle Test
C
Vernal Astronomical Tourism
D
Veterinary Animal Treatment
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4

Which of these has the shortest wavelength?

A
Ultra violet light
B
X Rays
C
Gamma rays
D
Radio waves
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5

In the 2004 film "Sideways", the character of Miles is disparaging about what?

A
Merlot
B
Asian drivers
C
James Bond films
D
Dogs as pets
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6

Where are the islands called Big Chicken, Chick, Hen, East Sister, Middle and Mohawk?

A
Red Sea
B
Aegean Sea
C
Lake Erie
D
South Atlantic Ocean
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7

Which regatta is a challenge-driven series of match races between two yachts?

A
Russia's Shield
B
England's Trophy
C
Somalia's Plate
D
America’s Cup
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